- Many had expected Chadwick Boseman to win the Oscar for Best Actor owing to his performance in the film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
- From changing categories slots to how his image was used, and also him having won several other major awards, many saw no other winner
- This, however, was not to be as Anthony Hopkins bagged the prestigious award, leading to outrage on social media
Fans of late actor Chadwick Boseman have been displeased by his snub at the 93rd Oscar Awards show.
This comes after 83-year-old legendary actor Anthony Hopkins was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor in the movie The Father.
Many expected that Boseman would outrightly be the winner for his last film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, in which he took part while suffering from cancer.
The award was given at the end of the show, which seemed befitting for a star who gave his all to film, hence closing the night.
However, when it turned out the winner was Hopkins, fans immediately went on Twitter to air their frustrations at Boseman being 'robbed'.
One tweep noted that the issue was not Boseman failing to win but how the Academy used his image to boost views, switched the categories, and even made it seem like he was to win, only for them to go another route.
Another said a dying man gave the performance of a lifetime... of his lifetime, did everything to win and still did not.
Here are a few other reactions:
During the nomination stage, Hopkins wrote his name in history after becoming the oldest actor to be nominated for an Oscar at 83 years.
This was for the said movie, The Father, as the film also landed a nomination for Best Picture.
Hopkins' fellow thespian Olivia Colman also landed a nomination as a Best Supporting Actress on The Father film.
Hopkins played the role of Anthony, a charming man struggling to keep events and people as he deals with dementia in The Father film.
This was also the only major award that Hopkins won this year, even as Boseman won the Critics’ Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe leading many to believe that he was the outright winner for the Oscar.
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